Coming soon - After We Shot The Grizzly. Words by The Handsome Family, pictures by me, this book will be available at the upcoming Comiket and the Thought Bubble festival where I’m also going to be selling pages of original artwork from this project.

I am so excited about this. I think it’s the best thing I’ve done yet. It has been a gruelling task to get this finished though. The month that this took to draw coincided with the birth of my son Calvin, a full time teaching job and a part time phd. I’ve rarely been this busy. There has been few days since the beginning of October that I haven’t driven 70 miles, drawn or roughed two full pages, worked the day job 8 hours, had less than 5 hours sleep and been a full time father and husband.

Not that I’m complaining, I enjoy staying busy, but I’m going to have a bit of a break until January I think. This kind of workload isn’t sustainable and in the words of a politician euphamistically excusing some sordid dalliance, I want to spend more time with my family. I aim to be back and working on the 300-ish-page ongoing project in January. Probably not with the same fervour, but at a reasonable, enjoyable and sustainable pace.